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ASTM WK88832

New Practice for Standard Practice for The Collection of Primer Gunshot Residue (pGSR) Particles from Clothing, Vehicles, and Other Inanimate Objects using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) Stubs

1. Scope

This practice describes procedures for collecting samples using adhesive lifts from clothing, vehicles, and other inanimate objects that could have been exposed to primer gunshot residue (pGSR). This practice does not apply to the collection of pGSR from the hands or other body parts of a person.

This practice should be used by personnel who are responsible for collecting samples intended to be analyzed for the presence of pGSR.


Collection; Gunshot residue; pGSR; SEM stub


The OSAC Ignitable Liquids, Explosives, and Gunshot Residue Subcommittee has developed a new standard practice that provides recommendations for the collection of pGSR samples intended for forensic analysis.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E30.01

Committee: E30

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 12-05-2023

Technical Contact: David Freehling

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